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Student Distance Learning Orientation

  • On-Campus (Optional), Mary T. Christian Auditorium: 5:00 – 6:00pm
    • Summer 2014: 05/13/2014


What is Distance and Distributed Learning?

Distance Learning takes place when an instructor and students are separated by physical distance , and technologies are used to bridge the instructional gap. Distance Learning allows students to take classes whenever and where ever they choose. When technology is used in concert with face-to-face communication; this is called Distributed Learning.

How are Distance Learning Courses Delivered?

All Distance Learning courses at Thomas Nelson Community College are delivered via  Blackboard, a web-based course management system. Blackboard  uses tools that help students manage documents, take tests and communicate with their instructors through discussion boards, online chat rooms, video conferencing and email.

Current Students needing assistance should call the helpdesk: (757) 825-2709

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